Why Forestry Software Technology is Vital for the Forest Industry

How Silvacom FMS™ Uses Leading Technologies to Modernize and Streamline Forest Management

Technology can help organizations improve processes, streamline business efforts, and create competitive advantages; however, rapid technology changes can prove problematic as most organizations don't have the resources required to stay updated in a cost-effective way.

To stay up to date, cloud-based forestry software that utilizes industrial-strength technology can help your team plan more effectively and manage and measure your forestry operations while saving money in the long-run.

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Why is Technology so Vital in Forestry?

Forestry companies have always been at the forefront of spatial data management and they need their data to be continuously accessible, connected, organized, and secure for optimal efficiency.

Forestry companies have always been at the forefront of spatial data management and they need their data to be continuously accessible, connected, organized, and secure for optimal efficiency.

But there’s a lot more that technology-focused forestry software can offer the forest industry—A few examples include helping to:

  • Streamline processes
  • Create a consistent, centralized database
  • Assist with tactical and operational planning
  • Support strategic planning efforts
  • Automate workflows
  • Make GIS easier and more intuitive
  • Keep teams connected
  • Increase accessibility through cloud-based availability
  • Keep sensitive data secure
  • Reduce administrative data management
  • Make government approval submissions faster and easier

How to Utilize Forestry Software Technology Benefits?

There's no better way to bring your data and your teams together while ensuring you're meeting your organizational goals and jurisdictional requirements than by adopting leading cloud-based forestry software from a vendor with an expert customer support team.

There's no better way to bring your data and your teams together while ensuring you're meeting your organizational goals and jurisdictional requirements than by adopting leading cloud-based forestry software from a vendor with an expert customer support team.

You need to ensure that you're adopting software that's not just well-built and affordable, but that can grow with your organization and your teams, allowing you to adjust as technology advances and jurisdictional requirements change. 

To meet these unique challenges, we created Silvacom FMS (Forest Management System).

Leading Technology with Silvacom FMS

Designed by forestry professionals, for forestry professionals, Silvacom FMS is the most comprehensive cloud-based forest management software in the world.  

Designed by forestry professionals, for forestry professionals, Silvacom FMS is the most comprehensive cloud-based forest management software in the world.  

Silvacom FMS is an Esri-based geospatial software solution that offers sophisticated, powerful and easy-to-use workflows with applications to plan harvesting activities, track operations, manage silviculture, generate georeferenced maps and more. Silvacom FMS helps organizations utilize leading technologies without having to build it themselves.  

Streamline Data for Efficiency

With streamlined and user-friendly workflows, Silvacom FMS helps you optimize your resources and focus on your most critical tasks.

With streamlined and user-friendly workflows, Silvacom FMS helps you optimize your resources and focus on your most critical tasks.

Designed to improve and automate your workflows, your team can:

  • Reduce administrative workflows
  • Automate data updates and maintenance
  • Automate business processes and workflows
    • For example: Automate geospatial processes to run when blocks are created as well as automating silviculture prescriptions.

Silvacom FMS also connects with other third-party applications, truly bringing together the complete management of your forest.

Cloud-Based Connectivity Not Seen in Any Other Forestry Software

The utilization of technology by Silvacom FMS for improved collaboration and connectivity is not available with other systems on the market today.

The utilization of technology by Silvacom FMS for improved collaboration and connectivity is not available with other systems on the market today.

With the Silvacom FMS cloud-based approach, you have access to:

  • Real-time updates
  • The ability to collaborate with teams, contractors, stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Remote access anywhere with an internet connection
  • Best-in-class data security
  • Powerful reporting to provide strategic insights
  • A Canadian-based responsive and knowledgeable customer support team

You can securely access all your forest management data with just an internet connection and a user account, allowing you and your team to access all your vital information from wherever you are, whenever you want.

Industrial-Strength Technology

The Silvacom FMS team is known for their strong relationships and partnerships in the forest industry (we’re forestry professionals!) and is built on industrial-strength technology from industry leaders like Esri, Oracle and AWS (Amazon Web Services).

The Silvacom FMS team is known for their strong relationships and partnerships in the forest industry (we’re forestry professionals!) and is built on industrial-strength technology from industry leaders like Esri, Oracle and AWS (Amazon Web Services).

A proud Esri Silver Partner, Silvacom FMS is built using Esri technology, allowing Silvacom to deliver an intuitive and rich web-based experience. Silvacom FMS offers users a sophisticated, powerful, and easy-to-use forest management solution which puts the power of complex geospatial workflows into the hands of forest management professionals.

Silvacom FMS leans on Oracle to ensure that all your forest management data is self-contained and ensures that your database is well-connected to the user-interface. Leveraging the world’s most modern hosting infrastructure, Amazon Web Services, Silvacom FMS data is secure, backed-up and always accessible to your team.

Affordable Technology with a Team Who Takes Care of Everything

With Silvacom FMS, your data is managed in a modern, cloud-based solution. You never again have to pay upfront software licensing fees, invest in your own infrastructure, or hire specialized staff to build and maintain an expensive on-premises system.

With Silvacom FMS, your data is managed in a modern, cloud-based solution. You never again have to pay upfront software licensing fees, invest in your own infrastructure, or hire specialized staff to build and maintain an expensive on-premises system.

Software upgrades, security, backups, licensing and data hosting are all included with Silvacom FMS. This bundling is unique since other software on the market requires you to have a full technical team to manage it. With Silvacom FMS, we take care of everything, significantly reducing the total cost of managing your forest management system.

Our affordable subscription rate covers all costs associated with:

  • Software
  • Hosting
  • Maintenance
  • Support

Leverage our Legacy in Consulting and Software

Silvacom has been developing forest management software since the mid-1980s.

Silvacom has been developing forest management software since the mid-1980s.

We are leaders in the use of technology in the forest industry. Whether it was handheld computers and data collectors for log scaling and timber cruising, GPS equipment for tracking log trucks and site prep equipment, or the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manage forestlands, we have been at the forefront of the practical application of technology to help forestry professionals manage the forest and their businesses. 

We are both forestry professionals and computer geeks. We understand the complexity and challenge of running a successful forestry operation and how to deploy technology cost-effectively to ensure success.

By Forestry Professionals, For Forestry Professionals

We designed Silvacom FMS to deliver the most value possible—every single feature is designed for you and your team to streamline your operations and keep you focused on your goals while lowering your risks and your long-term costs.

With Silvacom FMS, you can plan, manage, and measure your forest from start to end, entirely in the cloud with support from an expert team composed of technology experts and forestry professionals.

There's no better way to guarantee you'll have access to the most leading-edge technology that meets the forest industry's unique requirements, than choosing a team that understands what you're up against. 

Next Steps

To understand how our forestry software can benefit your organization, register for one of our upcoming no-pressure free live web demos with one of our expert forestry professionals.

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See What Our Clients are Saying

“Keeping current with technology and the infrastructure needed to support it was nearly impossible for us. We just didn’t have the critical mass to support that kind of investment to stay current. We were looking for a different solution, and that’s what drew us to Silvacom FMS.”

- Stefan Szabo, Woodlands Manager, Mercer Peace River

Click to read our customer success case study on the value Mercer has gained since switching to Silvacom FMS!

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Topics: Forest Management System, Forestry professionals, cloud-based forest management software, optimize your forest management plan, Forestry Software

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